Volume 02, Number 3, May 1992

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Table of Contents




Edward Schizohands:The Postmodern Gothic Body

Russell A. Potter


Revolting Yet Conserved: Family Noir in Blue Velvet and Terminator 2

Fred Pfeil


Fucking (With Theory) for Money: Toward an Interrogation of Escort Prostitution

Tessa Dora Addison and Audrey Extavasia


“Drum and Whistle” and “Black Stems,” (Two Poems from LUCA: Discourse on Life & Death)

Rochelle Owens


Beyond the Orality/Literacy Dichotomy: James Joyce and the Pre-History of Cyberspace

Donald F. Theall


Mainlining Postmodernism:Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, and the Art of Intervention

Walter Kalaidjian


Postmodern Pleasure and Perversity: Scientism and Sadism

Paul McCarthy


Popular Culture Column


Lesbian Bodies in the Age of (Post)Mechanical Reproduction

Cathy Griggers


Review Essays


“The Vietnam War, Reascendant Conservatism, White Victims”, review of The Vietnam War and American Culture, ed. John Carlos and Rick Berg, and Fourteen Landing Zones: Approaches to Vietnam War Literature, ed. Philip K. Jason.

Terry Collins


Review of Post-Modernism and the Social Sciences: Insights, Inroads, and Intrusions, by Pauline Marie Rosenau.

Michael W. Foley


“Becoming Postmodern?” Review of Sequel to History: Postmodernism and the Crisis of Representational Time, by Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth.

Ursula K. Heise


“The Text is Dead; Long Live The Techst,” review of Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Literary Theory and Technology, by George P. Landow.

Edward M. Jennings


Review of Thinking Across the American Grain: Ideology, Intellect, and the New Pragmatism, by Giles Gunn.

Matthew Mancini


Review of Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud, by Thomas Laqueur.

Meryl Altman and Keith Nightenhelser


Review of Michel Foucault, by Didier Eribon.

Mark Poster


“Speaking in Tongues: Dead Elvis and the Greil Quest,” review of Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of a Cultural Obsession, by Greil Marcus.

Linda Ray Pratt


“The Pressures of Merely Sublimating,” review of American Sublime: The Genealogy of a Poetic Genre, by Rob Wilson.

Rei Terada